“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” -Harriet Tubman


The St. Clare Regional Community is served by a regional community leadership team consisting of three vowed members.

Our regional leadership team is discerned through a thoughtful and prayerful process by the Regional Community Assembly. The Regional Community Assembly is both a governance structure and intentional community comprised of the vowed members able to be present in person or by video conference. It serves as a place of discernment and decision-making regarding the future and the shared lives of vowed members.

The Regional Leadership Team provides inspiration, support, and facilitative leadership focused on engaging all Wheaton Franciscans in fostering our life, mission, and charism through the ongoing evolution of the Community. It consists of the regional directress and two team members.  They work together in co-responsibility with the Community in service to the Church, and world.

As a Community, living in an evolving process of relating and organizing, we understand that all roles are evolving. As we walk into this mystery together, we commit to being contemplative, compassionate, and patient, holding each other in love.

Regional Leadership Team from left to right: Sister Glenna Czachor, Sister Melanie Paradis, and Sister Rose Mary Pint